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Intimate Relations series, #1

This deliciously intense tale builds slowly with beautiful imagery that catches the reader in a web that evokes sensuality and edgy attraction. The unexpected surprises that Jake discovers about the woman who turns out to be exactly what he is looking for offer a terrific counterpoint to the danger that starts with seemingly innocuous events that escalate into the frightening climactic battle. I love the way the details are doled out about the history behind each character as one sees the angst and roadblocks that they will have to overcome while the counterpoint of the beauty that is revealed through Jake’s staging and artist’s eye are vividly described. The author does a great job of evoking the picturesque atmosphere and sexual tension that explodes even while deepening the reader’s emotional attachment to these two wounded characters and I will definitely be on the lookout for more stories penned by this talented person, particularly since there are undoubtedly stories to be revealed about some of the secondary characters that I imagine will be just as captivating.

“Intimate” by Kate Douglas is an erotic romantic suspense story that centers around a photographer named Jacob (Jake) Lowell who has reinvented himself and the unconventional and edgy model, Marielle Leigh, known as Kaz, who captivates him. The sensual photo spread he convinces her to pose for leads to far more than either expects and their intense and carnal connection makes them wish for things that neither is quite ready to accept. Unfortunately, Jake has a dark past that discourages him from planning a happy future, and the obstacles may not all be just in his mind.

Book Blurb for Intimate

From bestselling author Kate Douglas comes the first book in a sensational new series set in California wine country-a place where love is always intoxicating. . .


They call her Kaz. She's a gorgeous model with a good head for business-until now, at least. Kaz has just been fired from her latest photo shoot for having the wrong tattoo in the wrong place at the wrong time. But a chance encounter with photographer Jake Lowell could make everything right again...if Kaz is willing to accept his proposition. What does she have to lose?


Jake has been searching for the perfect model to pose for a body-jewelry shoot-one that will leave no room for modesty. Is Kaz, who is nothing if not professional, ready to bare it all for a man she is not sure she can trust? It's an offer that's too good to refuse...and as Kaz finds herself growing more comfortable with Jake, the attraction between them reaches arousing new heights. But while the artist and his subject learn more about each other in the intimacy of wine country, evil lurks in the shadows-and soon it becomes clear that someone else has designs on them...

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2015 4.50